The Passion Of Johann
Aslin Beer Company

The Passion Of JohannThe Passion Of Johann
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #381
Ranked #2,880
4.25 | pDev: 10.82%
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
The Passion Of JohannThe Passion Of Johann
Notes: Formerly Mind The Hop With Passionfruit And Vanilla
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 83 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 2, 2020. A double IPA fermented with our house yeast, which produces stone fruit esters. We then ferment the base beer on several pounds of passion fruit and Madagascar vanilla. Dry-hopped with Citra.

Mar 03, 2020
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love the uniqueness of this one. The passion fruit and vanilla really come through and the bitterness/sour is unique. I can see why not everyone would like it. It’s like a dessert IPA but the sourness makes it not overbearing for me like some milkshake IPAs. I wouldn’t miss this one again.

Oct 04, 2019
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Edwardrm from Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look: reminds me of canned apricot juice. Thick and bright orange.
Smell: smell is passionfruit all the way.
Taste: there’s a lot going on here. Definately passionfruit, citrus and vanilla. Way to much pepper. There is just a little hop bitterness combined with a tart finish. Never had anything quit like it before.
Feel: mouthfeel is thick and heavy, yet silky.
Overall: this is my first Aslin beer. Not a fan of this one. I wouldnt even categorize it as an ipa

Jun 27, 2018
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks hazy and dark like a fruit smoothie. Smells really skunky, literally. Tastes spkunky and tart and fruity. Sours are not my favorite and this is the most sour and tart I ever had. It sure is interesting though.

Jun 25, 2018
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TheSixthRing from California

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the most recent can release

Appearance - Pours opaque and dull orange in color with an off-white, near finger width head and several chunks of yeast accumulating at the bottom of the glass. The head shows fair retention before breaking down to a thin, broken layer and with a fair ring found around the edges. Some broken lines and small spotting make up the lacing.

Smell - The passionfruit stands out prominently, along with lesser orange, vanilla and pineapple.

Taste - Follows the nose. Tropical fruitiness (pineapple, mango, papaya) and citrus (orange, grapefruit) upfront with a touch of vanilla that emerges more as the flavor profile progresses. Tartness kicks in mid-taste along with a hint of peppery spice and some stronger grapefruit juiciness. The finish peaks with tart notes, along with a slightly bitter pithy edge and lingersweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with light, tingly carbonation. Firm, silky texture with a pleasing, quenchable finish.

Overall - The sister beer of Johann Needs a Bigger Broat, but with the added tartness of the passionfruit. This works perfectly with the tropical and vanilla components. Man. Hard to say which one I like better, truth be told, but I think I have to give a slight nod to 'Broat' for it's balance.

Feb 21, 2018
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Bockscar89 from Virginia

1.83/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This beer was disappointing. Tongue-lashing acidity from the start. Weak vanilla notes. Only slightly more palatable than Aslin's DDH Neutrino, which was terrible.

Feb 01, 2018
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice white and creamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer itself is a cloudy orange with yellow notes around it.

The smell and taste are very good. The main notes that come out strongly are the passionfruit and the vanilla. The passionfruit gives a nice floral and sweet note while the vanilla gives it a bit of a sugary creaminess accent. The smell and taste also have a bit of pineapple to them. There is a slight tartiness to it, which is a good contrast to the vanilla.

The feel is pretty good. It's a heavy body but seems to have a lighter texture than expected. There is a slight acidic feel to it.

Overall, a really good DIPA and pretty fruity to boot. The vanilla is great since it adds quite a bit to the beer.

Jan 20, 2018
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Boccu from New York

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark orange with one one finger white head. Light lacing. Aroma mango, pineapple, passionfruit, slight pine and light vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a fruit tartness and creamy mouth feel. Really niceDIPA.

Jan 17, 2018
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Most extreme fruit aroma I've probably ever smelled in a beer. Taste requires some adjustments from the normal Aslin DIPAs. Has a grapefruit pithy tartness/touch sourness to it. Very excellent all around though. Not really picking up the vanilla in aroma nor taste. Mouthfeel is pure creaminess and delightful.

Jan 09, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a hazy dark orange, with a small head, and just a bit of lacing.

This one smells like mango, pineapple, passionfruit, slight pine and slight vanilla.

The passionfruit definitely does stand out here- but that's kind of obvious. The vanilla is almost a non-factor, it adds a little bit of creaminess but not much in the way of actual flavor. Behind this adjunct firewall, I get some of the usual creamy juicy character you'd expect from an Aslin beer.

This is medium bodied, rich, creamy, and soft, with a good level of carbonation.

This really isn't my style of beer, but it definitely tastes good.

Jun 30, 2017
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illeagle05 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I may have gotten sludgy cans or maybe didn't wait long enough to drink it, but I didn't have a great experience with this beer. Letting it sit for a couple weeks certainly helped, but still got a bit of the unpleasant hop bite on the sides of my tongue. If I ignored that I could enjoy it but it was hard to ignore. My girlfriend really enjoyed it, so maybe I was just sensitive to that aspect. Hopefully the next batch will be better in that regard.

Apr 21, 2017
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ProperGlassesNeeded from Texas

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Visiting brewery from out of region. Waited in line for very short time.
Had cans of 2 beers leftover. This was one. Didn't know what to expect except something better than good.

Blown away. Never had beer like this. It's like drinking Dole Pine-Orange-Banana, as a Passion fruit IPA bomb.
Looks like tropical juice, smells like tropical juice, hops and sweet nectar. And hazy translucent yellowish dark orange cream. Great foam, and ready to bomb your pallet. Could ramble on in incomplete sentences all day.

Just try this ASLIN! juice

Apr 12, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a white one inch head over a very, very hazy body with nice lacing. Head reduces to a ring fairly quickly. That look though...Nose of tropical fruit and pine. Tastes similarly on the palate with a nice mouthfeel. 9.4% abv is pretty well hidden with no harsh bitterness and overall a nice job on this one, except for that murky look.

Mar 19, 2017
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding IPA from Aslin. this was excellent. Super juicy and the passion fruit and vanilla were both blended in seamlessly. I thought this was one of their best yet.

Mar 05, 2017
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 2-day-old can, pours a totally hazy dark orange. A half-inch head recedes pretty quickly and leaves scant lacing.

Smell is passionfruit for sure, but it doesn't completely overwhelm the other fruity hop aromas. A good sign.

As for taste, I'll admit I've tried a lot of fruit-addition beers and not really cared for them. Especially with a Citra-hop hazy IPA, actual fruit has always seemed like overkill. Not in this case. I assume Mind the Hop is the base beer, which I love, but this is maybe even better. The tart passionfruit provides a nice counterweight to the Citra, which can be almost too sweet in NE-style IPAs. Here it all works amazingly well. The vanilla is almost subliminal, which I probably prefer with all the other flavors going on. Long, lingering passionfruit and tasty bitterness on the finish. Is there alcohol in this beverage? I can't taste it, but I can sure feel it.

Creamy smooth in the mouth. I like this beer a lot. I almost didn't buy any, but got a single can to check it out. Wish I'd bought the full allotment. Next time for sure.

Mar 04, 2017
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teromous from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottom of the can says: "SOOP KITCHEN 03/01/17"

Appearance: The body of the beer has this dark opaque gold color that looks a lot like chicken stock. There was a momentary white head but it fades out very quickly to nothing more than a ring. It's not a very good looking beer.

Aroma: Fortunately the aroma more than makes up for the appearance. It has a nice aroma that smells just like mango and peach. It is a light but very enticing aroma.

Taste: The taste on this beer is absolutely fantastic. It has this very deep and rich fruity peach flavor mixed with this tongue tingling tangerine flavor. The whole fruity character is underlined by this great herbal flavor that adds more to the richness of the flavor. Checking the can out it says on the label that it is made "with Passion fruit & Vanilla." It seems like that passion fruit is adding a lot to the character of the beer. I am not getting any vanilla but the overall flavor profile just works for the beer.

Mouthfeel: It has a tingly tartness and a nice bitter bite. The beer is enjoyable to drink and it leaves a nice kick in the aftertaste.

Overall: It is a Double IPA made with fruit and it is clear that the fruit is adding a lot to the flavor of the beer. The overall drinking experience is very enjoyable so I believe that even beer lovers who don't enjoy fruit will still find the beer enjoyable. The fruit just seems to work very well with the hops. I would drink it again.

Mar 03, 2017
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Xenoreactive from Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An outstanding tropical juice-bomb. The vanilla is subtle throughout, but provides a nice sticky and sweet finish on the nose.

Passionfruit adds delicious tart sweetness here. This isn't as milkshakey as the Peach/Vanilla variant. Instead, this is the perfect combination for a hot summer day brew.

Out of this world.

Jul 30, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I got to add this in and do the first review. I've grown to love Aslin (the crowds less so, but that's the price you pay for good beer). This is a variant of their base DIPA, Mind The Hop.

32 oz. crowler purchased at brewery on day of release and poured into Kane tulip glass.

L: Big 3F+ foamy head with good retention, not much lacing, and a little bit of a ring. Beer is a hazy orange-gold, more smoothie than beer looking, but familiar to anyone enjoying the new juicy IPA types.

S: Big juicy orange and grapefruit tones. Some tropical pineapple, mango, pit fruit, and passionfruit tones. Can't pick up much in the way of vanilla on the nose.

F: My goodness. Just an awesome juicebomb with citrus and passionfruit up front, then tropical and pit fruits come in. Light malts take you to the finish, and that is where the vanilla comes in carries through. A little bit of bitterness, no alcohol sensed. The taste is a bit unusual (ever had passionfruit and vanilla together before? me neither.) but it works.

F: Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Superb construction and balance and outstanding evolving flavor throughout the experience. Taste lingers more than it dries. Quite drinkable for a 9.4%, so be careful.

O: Aslin, you magnificent bastards, you've done it again! I'm giving this a *slightly* lower rating than Mind The Hop with Peach and Vanilla simply because I personally prefer the peach taste, but this is another great achievement.

Jul 29, 2016
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